Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal would feel let down if the Old Trafford board have been talking to potential replacements.
Barcelona star Luis Suarez initially worried he was not suited to the team's style before his crucial positional switch with Lionel Messi.
Burton Albion are seven points clear at the top of League One after Calum Butcher scored the only goal against struggling Chesterfield.
Roma's charge for Champions League qualification remained on track as Edin Dzeko ended his goal drought in a victory at Carpi on Friday.
Rayo Vallecano twice came from behind to claim a 2-2 draw that leaves them and Sporting Gijon perched above the Liga relegation zone.
Dundee moved above St Johnstone into fifth place in the Scottish Premiership thanks to Kane Hemmings' brace on Friday.
Inter full-back Yuto Nagatomo says he turned down a transfer to Manchester United in January.
Mainz defeated Schalke 2-1 in the Bundesliga on Friday to move into the Europa League qualification places.
Rennes moved above Angers into fifth in Ligue 1 after Arnold Bouka Moutou's injury-time own goal gave them all three points on Friday.
Ilkay Gundogan's brilliance on the field makes a new contract difficult to negotiate, according to Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel.
Marcus Bent, who represented eight Premier League clubs as a forward, has received a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.
Ajax are to hand out stadium bans to supporters who lynched an effigy of Feyenoord goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer.
Ex-Juventus and Napoli players Oscar Damiani, Massimo Mauro and Jose Altafini assess where Saturday's crunch clash could be won and lost.
Following his landmark goal against Eibar, Gabi has urged Fernando Torres to remain decisive for Atletico Madrid this season.
The respective Manchester City and Tottenham managers have tried to claim their clash on Sunday will not prove decisive in the title race.
With Napoli and Juventus leading the way, Fiorentina host Inter this weekend in a game that could govern who finishes third in Serie A.
After more criticism, Louis van Gaal says Manchester United's "real" fans were buoyed by Memphis Depay's display for the Under-21 side.
Barcelona have broken their own unbeaten record but Ivan Rakitic says trophies are the only focus as they prepare to take on Celta Vigo.
The Football Association should take account of English club's European commitments when scheduling matches, says Manuel Pellegrini.
Zinedine Zidane knows why Raphael Varane has been tipped for a reunion with Jose Mourinho but he wants the defender to stay at Real Madrid.